Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Val McDermid in conversation with Denise Mina and Louise Welsh

Photograph- Murdo Macleod for the Guardian.
A literary discussion

Location: Northern Stage

Time/Date: 20th February 2014, 19:15

Val McDermid has sold over 10 million copies of 26 crime novels.  The ITV series Wire in the Blood was based on her books.  McDermid’s work has won several awards, including an LA Times book prize and the CWA Dagger.

Denise Mina is a Scottish crime writer and playwright.  She has written the Garnethill trilogy and another three novels featuring the character Patricia “Paddy” Meehan, a Glasgow journalist.

Gods and Beasts confirms Mina’s place at the front of the crime writing pack’ Doug Johnston, The Independent

Louise Welsh’s debut novel, The Cutting Room (2002), was nominated for several
literary awards including the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction.  It won the Crime Writers’ Association Creasey Dagger for the best first crime novel.

Tamberlaine Must Die: ‘A tale of vivid homoerotic passion, murderous treachery and strutting intellectual pride.’  Financial Times

Tickets for this event are priced at £6/£4 (concessions)/£2 (Newcastle University students).  You can find tickets for all of our events at our webstore.  Alternatively, please contact Melanie Birch for further details:, 0191 208 7619.

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